Mr. RICHARD (Ottawa East):
That is why I suggested at the beginning of the last session that a committee of this house should carefully study the conditions of work, pension plans, rates of pay and so on, not only of the civil service but of all employees hired by the crown. I agree that this plan is good because it is a step in the right direction.
I agree with the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre in one regard. The members of this house should have something to say as to the establishment of positions, as to rates of pay, and as to any pension plan which may be adopted. I suggest again that at the next session a committee similar to the one which I proposed last year should be set up. In the meantime I intend to support the plan proposed by the Secretary of State.